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October-December 1997 (vol. 19 no. 4)
pp. 54-63

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1. A.D. Booth, "A Method of Calculating Reciprocal Spacings for X-Ray Reflections From a Monoclinic Crystal," J. Scientific Instruments, p. 74, 1945.
2. A.D. Booth, "Two Calculating Machines for X-Ray Crystal Structure Analysis," J. Applied Physics, vol. 18, p. 837, 1947.
3. A.D. Booth, Fourier Technique in X-Ray Organic Structure Analysis.Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1948, pp. 76-81.
4. "Ibid."
5. E. Regis, Who Got Einstein's Office?London: Penguin Books, 1987, p. 111.
6. A.W. Burks, H.H. Goldstine, and J. von Neumann, Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Univ., 1947.
7. H.H. Goldstine and J. von Neumann, Planning and Coding of Problems for an Electronic Computing Instrument, Parts I-III. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Univ., 1947-1948.
8. A.D. Booth and K.H.V. Britten, General Considerations in the Design of an All-Purpose Electronic Digital Computer. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Univ., 1947.
9. A.D. Booth and K.H.V. Britten, Coding for A.R.C. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Univ., 1947.
10. A.D. Booth and K.H.V. Britten, "The Accuracy of Atomic Coordinates Derived From Fourier Series in X-Ray Crystallography, Part V," Proc. Royal Society, A, vol. 193, pp. 305-310, 1948.
11. A.D. Booth and K.H.V. Booth, Automatic Digital Calculators, 3rd ed. London: Butterworths, 1965, p. 22.
12. A.D. Booth, "A Signed Binary Multiplication Technique," Quarterly J. Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 236-240, 1951.
13. A.D. Booth, "A Computer Programme for Finding Roots," Computers and Automation, vol. 5, p. 20, 1956.
14. A.D. Booth, "Use of a Computing Machine as a Mechanical Dictionary," Nature, vol. 176, p. 565, 1955.
15. A.D. Booth and A.J.T. Colin, "On the Efficiency of a New Method of Dictionary Construction," Information and Control, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 327-334, 1960.
16. A.D. Booth, L. Brandwood, and J.P. Cleave, Mechanical Resolution of Linguistic Problems.London: Butterworths, 1956.
17. A.D. Booth and K. Cameron, "A Small Transistorized Digital Computer," Electronic Engineering, vol. 37, pp. 368-374, 1965.
18. A.D. Booth, "An Application of the Method of Steepest Descents," Proc. Royal Society A, vol. 197, pp. 336-355, 1947.

Eric Weiss, "Biographies," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 54-63, Oct.-Dec. 1997, doi:10.1109/MAHC.1997.10012
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